|Why To Watch|
Led by a solid defense and the talents of youngsters Chris Simms and Cadillac Williams, the Buccaneers are in the hunt for a playoff spot. This is the first of three straight road games for Tampa. Jon Gruden has done an excellent job this season utilizing the Bucs' talent and getting the most out of his team. After winning two in a row, the Bucs lost a hard-fought battle at home against the Bears last week and will be looking to bounce back.
Aaron Brooks is still inconsistent, takes too many sacks and turns the ball over too frequently, but he now has Joe Horn and Donte' Stallworth healthy, and these two are capable of wreaking havoc with Tampa Bay's secondary if Brooks has time to throw. The tragic off-the-field issues that the Saints organization has faced translate into a very weathered football team as this season drags to a finish.